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Bears Are Big

Written by Douglas Florian and illustrated by Barbara Bakos
Published by Little Bee Books
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Goodreads Rating - 3.9 / 5.0
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Publisher Summary

Discover animal opposites in this playful board book by award-winning author Douglas Florian. Bears are big. Bees are small. Shrews are short. Giraffes are tall. In this fun, rhyming story by award-winning author Douglas Florian, little ones can meet pairs of animals and discover how they’re different! The pairs include bears/bees, shrews/giraffes, rhinos/tigers, turtles/snails, sloths/cheetahs, eels/tree frogs, hippos/butterflies, and ravens/doves.

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The Book Snob Mom
Mom, Avid Reader, Austen Fangirl

The funny illustrations, unique animals—get ready to explain what a shrew is!—and clever rhyming make this a totally enjoyable (and quick) read, that at least I rarely get tired of reading. The first two times I read it, it really bothered me that the center two pages didn’t seem to go with the “opposites” pattern, but now I enjoy the departure from the norm! This is my favorite of this little series of board books (Flamingos Fly & Once I was a Pollywog).

B is for Bookworm
Human Development Degree, Book-loving aunt

This book is beautiful!!! Some of my very favorite illustrations. I love that this board book not only goes through different animals, but it has an adjective for each and has opposites throughout.

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Who Wrote Bears Are Big

Douglas Florian

Douglas Florian is the creator of many acclaimed picture books including How to Draw a Dragon, UnBEElievables, Poetrees, and Dinothesaurus. He lives with his family in New York.

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Who Illustrated Bears Are Big

Barbara Bakos

Barbara Bakos has been drawing for as long as she can remember. She has worked as an art director and a character and background designer for a television series, but she always knew that she wanted to spend more time as an illustrator. She now focuses on children’s book illustration. She lives in the United Kingdom.

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Publication Date:
February 7, 2017

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